for Children and Families Region X Web Site
The Seattle Regional Office of ACF(Region X) is the federal field contract for certain family and children programs
administered at the local level by the states of: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Information about federal programs available and local and national contacts.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
A nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the mission of
forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners. Provides professional development in curriculum
and supervision; initiates and supports activities to provide educational equity for all students.
Association for Childhood Education International
Dedicated to the dual mission of promoting the inherent rights, education and well-being of
children from infancy through early adolescence, and high standards of preparation and professional growth for educators. Conferences, Who's Who, Standards,
History & Purpose, Free Material, Committees, and more.
|Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) fosters mutual understanding between the United States and other countries
through international educational and training programs. The bureau does so by promoting personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations
in the United States and abroad, as well as by presenting U.S. history, society, art and culture in all of its diversity to overseas audiences.
|Children First - The Web Site of the National PTA
A brief "one-stop" resource for information on the National PTA. Links have been added from this document to other parts of the
National PTA web site which may contain information or resources pertaining the given topic or event.
For Early Childhood Professional Recognition
The Council works to improve the professional status of early childhood workers and helps to meet the growing need for qualified child care staff.
Council For Exceptional Children
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with
exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual
professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources
necessary for effective professional practice.
Childhood Educators' & Family Web Corner
Index to all things Early Childhood! What's New, Calendars, Teacher Pages, Family Pages, Articles, Child Chat,
Message Boards, Conferences, Magazines & Newspapers/ Internet for Newbies, Book Center, Hot Topics, Shopping and Online Courses.
Head Start National Resource Center
Provides training and technical assistance to Head Start's new Early Head Start
program, which supports the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and their families, and pregnant women. Grantees, Program
Support Network, Current Events, Calendar, and Resources.
|Education Resource Organization Directory (EROD)
This directory includes thousands of organizations that provide services on a state, regional, or national level.
Find current, subject-specific resources that are available on a broad range of education-related topics.
Start Bureau Home Page
The Head Start Bureau maintains this web site as an electronic resource for Head Start service providers,
parents, volunteers, community organizations, and others, who share and interest in helping children look forward to a brighter future.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals
and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children. NAEYC is the nation's largest organization
of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of early childhood education programs for children birth through age eight.
|National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary federal entitiy for collecting and analyzing data that are
related to education in the United States and other nations.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance System
A national technical assistance effort that supports programs for young children with disabilities
and their families under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These programs include, Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers, and
Preschool Grants Program.
Claims over 2.4 million members men and women dedicated to helping students achieve. America's
oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.
Head Start Association
Providing current information from a national perspective on important topics effecting the operation of high quality Head Start programs. Membership, meetings & events,
research & evaluation, government affairs, publications, partnerships and virtual community services.
|National Info Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities
The national information and referral center that provides information on
disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Institute Early Childhood Developement & Education
Sponsers comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that
America's young children are successful in school and beyond, and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families. Research &
Developement, Related Links, Funding Opportunities, Hot Research Topics and Publications.
|National Institute for Literacy
The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) is an independent federal organization leading the national effort toward a fully
literate nation in the 21st century. By fostering communication, collaboration, and innovation, NIFL works to build and strengthen a comprehensive, unified system for literacy in the U.S.
Early Childhood Education
This Web Site is intended to promote the professional development of preschool teachers.
Our educational mission is to teach adults to create learning environments where children grow into self-confident, socially adept young people. We want
competence, not just knowledge, and we want to build that competence by modeling the way we want teachers to teach young children.
|State Education Agencies
A listing of all state education agencies, addresses, phone numbers, and web links too.
|The Teacher's Guide to the Department of Education
The Teacherís Guide to the U.S. Department of Education features information about the latest Department
initiatives, an update on specific programs for schools and teachers, and a list of services and resources both at the Departmentís headquarters here in Washington, D.C., and nationwide.
Department of Education
The administration's priorities include national efforts to improve reading and math, reduce class size,
strengthen school construction, and promote the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. Sites include; Financial Aid for Students, Student Guide,
Scholarships, Disabilities Education, Grant Applications, Free Resources, Safe Schools and Technology.
|Wheelock College Institute for Leadership and Career Initiatives
(Formerly known as the Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education) Founded to improve the quality of early care and education for children by creating a viable career development
system for early childhood practitioners; and promote the definition of early care and education both as a professional field and as a field of study.
Association of Early Childhood Educators
News, Magazine, 40th Anniversary of the Declaration of Children's Rights, 5th world Conference on Early Childhood
Education, Landmark Centers, Training Programs, Information List, Exchange of Experiences, Internships, Library and Calendar of Events.